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    3 Days Ago
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    Hit up Jon (treesnsurf), he’s got one and is always knowledgeable on equipment. Other than that, no experience here, but good luck. Those things look primo for city work.
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    1 Week Ago
    Bump! Price dropped to 25k OBO. Excellent truck, ready to rock.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    This is almost 5 Year’s for me now running Simply Arbor. Grew 100% for each year for 3 years and have now leveled off for the most part. Now essentially trying to maximize gross from a 3 or 4 person crew at market labor rate. Paid off a bunch of equipment, acquired newer and more reliable equipment. Goal now is to introduce a better business structure and keep steady. I like having one crew and will keep it that way most likely. Best paid crew in town (very fortunate to have a merry band of badass tree heathens on deck), lots of rigging and climbing goodies and perks like health insurance, vaca, snowboard passes, etc. As another thread mentioned, stress levels through the roof, but now I feel like we have breathing room and can ease off a bit... Taking 5 weeks off to hang with family and prep for another round in 18. Best of luck to all out there, sounds like many are doing well and here’s to continued success and safety.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Classic. I had a high end GC recently ask if our day rate was “around $200/day?” Yes sir, that’ll cover my 4 employees and 100k of equipment sitting at your lot clear!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    I had one for a year, it was nice. Most wood is hauled by a buddies grapple truck, left with clients or donated to local groups. The remainder just gets loaded into the chip trucks. I figured a flat bed would allow for a bunch of plywood storage and grinder hauling, with room for misc tools, cones, blowers, general tree gear tailings.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Lol, if only it were so easy! Spread the word, this is a great rig!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    I just sold my dump trailer... was nice, but took up loads of space. Main goal for now is getting max efficiency with what we’ve got. I would like a commercial space eventually, but that’s 3-5yrs out, atm.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    Payload on an f250 doesn’t justify addition of a dump, IMO. I already own the truck, so this would just be an upgrade. I’ll either keep as a regular bed or have a flatbed put on. I do not think I’ll get rid of the trailer, but would like to haul primarily on the flatbed. No lift on the truck, 33 tires. I feel like with such a large surface and short sides, that useful hauling space would also be a benefit.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    Truck is ample to handle weight. It’s the tiny Vermeer trl, but takes up 9+’ of space. Good little trailer, just hoping to minimize. Figured I may need 9 or 10’ ramps... its 2wd, Vermeer 252 with 35hp. We used to haul it in my dump trailer, which was nice and 28” old height.i think load height in a flatbed is 43”.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    SimplyArbor started a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    I?m running out of room, we run our business out of our house. I?d like to eliminate my stump grinder trailer to make room for a bigger truck. 3 full size trucks and chipper fit down the side of my house perfect.Trying to bounce pros and cons of adding a flatbed 84?x102? on an f250 7.3. Any dangers hauling a stump grinder on the flatbed? Potential negatives? Advice? I like the space saving aspect and easier maneuverability potential. Unsure if it will be an efficient system or more hassles.
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    12-11-2017
    1999 Ford F-450 Automatic 86,xxx miles 4x4 V-10 gas Southco 10.5 ft body Through box storage New paint, spark plugs, wires, brakes, rotors, tires, tranny rebuilt less than 500 miles ago. $27k OBO Call or text with further questions or offers. 8zero8.224.95two9 We purchased to finish some contracts before winter and now are upgrading to an F-750. Truck is in excellent condition. No problems. Would keep as a backup, but got death eyes from wife.
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    11-28-2017
    Sean, to clarify, I thought you said $400 for grapple and 5 loads (assuming you meant for wood hauling) ... I factored 2k for that. No real market here, so I rarely mess with logs. Usually more hassle than it’s worth. If a mill wants em and I coordinate, I’d take 50%. I base my bids purely off hourly labor, that’s a cost I can calculate and make sure I earn money. I see $750-1250 in labor, couple hundo in fuel and a couple days using machinery and dumping Trees :)
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    11-28-2017
    I?d put about $9500 on it. 2g for loader, 3 days @ $2000/day with 3 man crew and 16hrs stump grinding.
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    11-14-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    New fucking asses.
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    11-13-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    Took my weed.
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    11-13-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    No more cocaine
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    11-11-2017
    Men in tights
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    11-06-2017
    You took THC Jed, CBD will only make you feel relaxed, none of the racing feeling that thc can bring about. CBD is good for inflammation/pain, without getting ‘high’.
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    09-25-2017
    Coconut oil is excellent.
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    09-02-2017
    3/4" block x 1 5/8" block x 1 Dead eye ring sling 200' 1/2" rig line 150' 1/2" rig line 200' 5/8" rig line 150' 3/4" rig line Stein bollard x 2 5:1 fiddle block set up That'd be my basic set up that can accomplish almost anything, just in 2 minutes of thought.
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Grew up in Hawaii (oahu). College Degree in Forestry. ISA Certified Arborist.
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